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Theresa Bowen Hatch is a wife, mother, trial lawyer, businesswoman, entrepreneur, former journalist and writer and former on-air television news reporter. She is the founder of Bowen Hatch Law. Her legal career has focused exclusively on personal injury jury trials, exclusively representing people who are injured, and most of her cases involve traumatic brain injury and spinal injury.
Theresa has multiple seven and eight-figure jury verdicts and numerous seven-figure pre-trial settlements.
She is a graduate of the University of Virginia, a cum laude graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and a graduate of Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyer’s College in Dubois, Wyoming.
Before pursuing a career in law, Theresa was a journalist. She worked as an on-air television news reporter and as a print and broadcast writer for the Associated Press. Her love of storytelling has carried over to her work as a trial lawyer. She bonds with her clients, lives their experiences and tells their stories.
As a lawyer, she has been mentored by, and worked with, some of the best trial lawyers in the country – all of them men. Over and over, she found that the trial skills she learned from them – what they did in trial and how they tried their cases – didn’t always work for her as a woman.
She co-founded Trial By Woman to create a space for the female mentorship she wished she had and as a way to give back to the profession.
Theresa has received numerous professional accolades. She was named one of the San Diego Daily Transcript’s Top Young Attorneys in 2010, 2011 and 2012 and was named one of the San Diego Daily Transcript's Top Attorneys in the Personal Injury field in 2014. She has been named the "Best of the Bar" in the Personal Injury field by the San Diego Business Journal, has been named a "Rising Star" and a "Super Lawyer" by SuperLawyers and has been named a Top Lawyer by San Diego Magazine.
Theresa practices law and teaches trial skills throughout the country. She lives with her husband and children in San Diego, California.